Breast Implant vs Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. There are two types of breast augmentation surgery which are breast implant and fat transfer. Both are highly technical procedures and its important to have it done by an experienced aesthetic surgeon.
What are breast implants?
Breast implant is a medical prosthesis that is placed inside the breast to give the breast a bigger fuller appearance. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and usually takes one to two hours. There are several incision options for placing the breast implant, including underneath the breast, in the armpit, or around the areola. After making an incision, the surgeon will create a pocket for the implant. The pocket can be either above or below the chest muscle. Once in place, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.
There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. The type of implant that is best for you will be based on your personal preferences, as well as the doctor’s recommendation. Some factors that may influence your decision include the following:
Size: Saline implants come in a variety of sizes, while silicone implants are only available in a limited number of sizes. This may be a determining factor if you have a specific size in mind for your breast augmentation.
Shape: Silicone implants tend to have a more natural shape than saline implants, which are typically rounder in appearance. If you want your breasts to look as natural as possible, silicone may be the better option for you.
Rippling: Rippling is more common with saline implants, especially when they are under filled or overfilled.
What are the risks of breast implants?
With any surgery, there are risks and complications. The most common complication of breast implant is capsular contracture, which occurs when the scar tissue around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant. This can cause pain, tenderness, and changes in the shape of the breast. Other risks and complications include infection, bleeding, hematoma and rippling/wrinkling of the implants. While the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation are relatively rare, it is important to discuss them with your surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure. This will help you make an informed decision about whether breast augmentation is right for you.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your own body fat to increase the size and shape of your breasts. This procedure begins with a liposuction procedure. This is used to remove fat from areas of your body where you have excess fat, such as your thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. The fat is then purified and injected into the breasts using a syringe. This can be used to increase the volume of the breasts, create more fullness, and improve the overall shape of the breasts. It can also be used to correct asymmetry or to improve the appearance of breasts that have been affected by weight loss or pregnancy. Fat transfer is a safe and effective way to achieve larger, fuller breasts without implants. It can give you natural-looking results that are long-lasting.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
One of the main benefits of fat transfer is that it can give you a more natural look. Since the fat is coming from your own body, it will look and feel more natural than implants. Fat transfer also allows you to avoid the potential complications that can come with implants, such as capsular contracture. Fat transfer is also a less invasive procedure than traditional breast implant surgery. This means that there is less recovery time and fewer risks involved. You can typically expect to return to your normal activities within a few days after the procedure.
What are the risks of fat transfer?
There are some risks associated with fat transfer that should be considered before undergoing the procedure. These include risk of infection. Secondly, fat transfer is a relatively new technique, and there is still some uncertainty about its long-term efficacy. There is a risk that the fat will not survive in its new location and will need to be re-injected, or that it will not provide adequate volume enhancement. Besides, there is also a risk of asymmetry as it can be difficult to evenly distribute the fat injections. The final results of fat transfer can take several months to fully develop as the fat cells settle into their new location.
Above are all the information that you need to know before choosing the breast augmentation treatment that best suits you. We are the leading aesthetic clinic in Malaysia that provides several breast augmentation treatments. If you are unsure about which treatment to choose for, do not hesitate to contact us.
What are the other treatments we offer?
Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Nipple/Areola Reduction,Accessory Breast Removal